We're committed to research that makes a contribution to addressing some of the major challenges that face the UK and the world.
Our research has an impact beyond academia, and many of our researchers work in partnership with both local and global external organisations.
These include a range of arts and cultural providers, international NGOs and charities, and community-based groups.
Our researchers have also worked closely with forensic scientists, the police and the law courts, artists and policymakers, and arts entrepreneurs from the global south.
Giving a voice to singers and cultures across the world
Our research is supporting the professional development of natural voice singers and inspiring choirs and singing networks worldwide.
History for humanitarians
Our research has led to changes in strategy and training in some of the largest humanitarian organisations.
Reframing gender, arts policy and writer development in contemporary society
The University's Centre for New Writing is developing new writers, informing arts policy, and enriching national conversations about identity.
Sleeping on it: using history to address today’s ‘sleep crisis’
We're working with the National Trust to encourage healthy sleep.
Supporting, developing and promoting artists from conflict zones
We're mobilising, empowering, and connecting people living in some of the world's toughest environments.
Using historical research to increase visitor engagement at the National Trust
Our research into the Industrial Revolution inspired a major reinterpretation project at the National Trust site Quarry Bank, centred on bringing the experiences of its former workers to life.